After two weeks in the runners-up spot, New York trio Fun climb to the top of the Singles Chart with ‘We Are Young’ (feat. Janelle Monae), having topped the charts in Australia, Canada and the USA - and it’s the first No1 single in Ireland for their label Fueled By Ramen, whose previous best was No2 for Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars ‘Billionaire’.
Carly Rae Jepsen slips to No2 after four weeks at No1 with ‘Call Me Maybe’, ahead of non-movers Gotye, Nicki Minaj and David Guetta. This week’s highest new entry is at No6 for Far East Movement (feat. Justin Bieber) with ‘Live My Life’ – a personal best on this chart for both parties: F.E.M. peaked at No12 with ‘Like A G6’ in 2010 and Justin Bieber reached No9 with ‘Boyfriend’ two weeks ago. Hotly-tipped newcomer Azealia Banks continues her steady climb up the rankings, moving into the Top 10 this week from No11 to No7 with ‘212’ (feat. Lazy Jay). There are four other new arrivals in the Top 20: Conor Maynard at No13 with his debut release ‘Can’t Say No’, Jessie J at No14 with ‘Laserlight’ (feat. the ubiquitous David Guetta), Damo & Ivor at No15 with ‘Maniac 2012’, Andy Quirke’s reworking of one of Ireland’s all-time best-selling singles – Mark McCabe’s ‘Maniac 2000’, and finally John Legend’s ‘Ordinary People’ at No19 after the song was covered on ‘The Voice UK’.
Mick Flannery takes a third week at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with ‘Red To Blue’, ahead of Adele’s ‘21’ at No2 and a resurgent Lana Del Rey, up from No9 to No3 with ‘Born To Die’. Jason Mraz claims this week’s highest new entry at No19 with his fourth studio album ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’. Neither of his first two albums charted in Ireland but his breakthrough came with album No3 ‘We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things’ which reached No20 exactly three years ago. Close behind at No26 is the next new entry for Spiritualized with ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light’. This is the band’s seventh studio album and their first new material since 2008’s ‘Songs In A&E’ which reached No17. Their most successful album in terms of chart position was 2001’s ‘Let It Come Down’ which debuted at No1, but in terms of sales their iconic third album ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’ is way ahead, despite peaking at No23 in 1997.